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eggman67 Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:37 PM
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Why does PR get to vote in the Primary but not the GE?
I just heard this and can't see the logic to it.
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Beregond2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:38 PM
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1. ?
Is that true? I believe Guam votes in the GE, and they are a territory.
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:39 PM
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2. and why do they get so many delegates?
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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:44 PM
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4. Puerto Rico
has a fairly dense population. Delegates are determined by population.


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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:59 PM
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6. well population is part of it but also past history in voting D in elections
also counts. Just seems that it is absurd in PR since they don't even have an electoral vote and also have their own parties.
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sabbat hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:43 PM
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3. because it is up to
the parties how they decide their nominee, and who is included. makes sense since the people of PR are american citizens that they should get to vote in the primaries.

However, in order to vote in the GE you have to be a state (with the exception of DC) not a territory, commonwealth, etc.

It probably would require a constitutional amendment to allow PR, Guam, etc to vote in the GE.

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jody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:52 PM
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5. Because PR is not a state and continues to vote against statehood. n/t
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